With some 400 million people around the world infected with hepatitis B or C, mostly without being aware, the United Nations top health agency encourages countries to boost testing and access to services and medicines for people in need to combat the 'ignored perils' of this disease. A ... MORE > >
++++++++++++++++++From The Lancet
World Hepatitis Day 2016
July 28, 2016
Today marks World Hepatitis Day, which aims to raise awareness about how to prevent viral hepatitis. How we work to control and prevent hepatitis is very much reliant on the quality of our estimates.
Earlier this month, The Lancet published The Global Burden of Viral Hepatitis, 1990-2013, which is believed to be the first-ever attempt to estimate burden of disease related to liver-related death and disability.
The study shows that the worldwide burden of hepatitis is immense. Viral hepatitis has become one of the leading causes of death and disability globally, resulting in at least as many deaths annually as either tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, or malaria.